- Title: Masks and Mickey: Disneyland Paris reopens after four-month closure
- Date: 15th July 2020
- Summary: MICKEY MOUSE DANCING DANCERS PERFORMING SLEEPING BEAUTY'S CASTLE RAFALSKI WALKING WITH MICKEY MOUSE AND MINNIE MOUSE RAFALSKI WALKING ONTO PODIUM, DANCERS PERFORMING
- Embargoed: 29th July 2020 10:31
- Keywords: COVID-19 Disneyland Paris France Mickey Mouse coronavirus re-opening
- Location: CHESSY, FRANCE
- City: CHESSY, FRANCE
- Country: France
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment
- Reuters ID: LVA002CMX7QRR
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Disneyland Paris welcomed back visitors on Wednesday (July 15) after a four-month closure due to the coronavirus outbreak, with face masks and social distancing the order of the day.
A steady stream of visitors trickled in during the morning, with one group wearing Mickey Mouse ears and dancing with glee as they entered Europe's most visited theme park.
"What a joy it is to be by your side and to finally be able to welcome you again within our marvellous destination - your destination," Disneyland Paris President Natacha Rafalski said during the re-opening ceremony, which featured performers singing and dancing to cheerful tunes.
Masks were mandatory and advance booking required. Visitors to the park, which has imposed a limited capacity, were told to keep a meter away from others, and hundreds of sanitizing-gel and hand-washing stations were scattered around.
No tickets were sold at the entrance, while playgrounds and make-up workshops remained closed.
Walt Disney World also reopened its two most popular parks in Orlando, on Saturday, despite a surge of new infections in Florida.
But in Hong Kong, the company has decided to temporarily close its Disneyland park amid rising coronavirus cases in the Chinese-ruled city.
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